SERVICES WE PROVIDE
- New construction and renovation design, including efficient use of space
- Energy efficient homes, additions, offices and remodeling options
- Utilization of green products and technologies
- Consultation and project planning
UNDER THE SUN supports an integrated whole building design that includes client, project manager and builder, working together to create high-performance projects that are aesthetically pleasing, healthy, safe, environmentally friendly and exceed state and local building codes.
UNDER THE SUN provides ongoing and consistent mobile communication from initial contact through completion of a project. Timely exchanges with clients and suppliers via email, phone, fax or text keep everyone informed and up-to-date on all aspects of projects.
Environmentally friendly and energy efficient products and materials are not always the most expensive options available. Items such as locally produced products, recycled content and formaldehyde-free insulation, Forest Sustainability Council (FSC) certified wood products, no volatile organic compounds (VOC) paints and finishes, and ENERGY STAR windows, doors, appliances and lighting are all affordable choices that are competitively priced.
UNDER THE SUN attends local and regional building shows, workshops and seminars, Department of Energy (DOE), ENERGY STAR and New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) webinars, and participates in ongoing building science research to remain informed of current trends and mandates at the national, state and local levels.
REUSE AND RECYCLE
UNDER THE SUN supports local organizations, businesses and municipalities that strive to decrease landfill and incinerated waste by increasing their reuse and recycling efforts. UNDER THE SUN frequents local transfer stations by recycling all job-site cardboard, paperboard, metal, paper and plastic. Additionally, our company donates all reusable products and materials to the Community Warehouse in Melrose, NY, and Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Schenectady, NY.
UNIVERSAL DESIGN - GREEN AGING IN PLACE
Universal design can provide safe, healthy, energy saving, water conserving, and environmentally friendly options for consumers, regardless of age and physical capability. Room conversions, additions, and new homes provide no or low-step options and American Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant kitchens and bathrooms. Additionally, three foot doorways, 5-foot turnarounds, door levers, occupancy sensors, automatic closet lighting, well-lit walkways, chair-height commodes, decorative grab bars, no-slip flooring, and color contrast to identify changes in elevation or surface are features that are incorporated into every UNDER THE SUN project.
CONSULTATION AND PROJECT PLANNING
UNDER THE SUN encourages inquiry, discussion and review of individual project ideas and designs, including common sense decision-making about site placement, size, utilization of space, energy efficiency, material choices, affordable options, and planning for the future. Private consultation is available, upon request, and by appointment.
UNDER THE SUN BUILDING AND REMODELING, LLC
Trusted experience since 1992
Trusted experience since 1992
We believe that superior workmanship, well-managed projects and excellent customer service are the hallmarks of a successful business.